Can a photo successfully illustrate abstract ideas in your presentation – like the passage of time?
Susan says, “Abstract ideas can be tough to illustrate in a presentation, but look at these two photos. They are very different and yet similar photos, separated merely by the passage of time. Here Lucia began her photo journey looking at a large congregation of water birds and, of course the ever present, pigeons. They are all in motion, fighting for turf and position, a seemingly endless churn of birds. See the girl on the right, nearly buried in birds in flight?
Now you see her in photo number two. The birds have cleared out giving her a chance to try the catching ability of one bird.
Or is that what actually happened?
Or did Lucia’s photo journey happen the other way around? Did our girl’s toss start the feeding frenzy that we see in the first photo? Two illustrate what happened first, it does make more sense if you reverse the order of these photos. When time is the subject of your presentation, these two photos are a good illustration of its passage.”
Lucia says, “These two photos, in actuality, were not a sequence of events. I like that Susan assumed the photos depicted a passage of time, because now they tell a better story than the individual photos did. Making a photo that tells a story is one of my favorite things to do. It’s not always easy. Here, each standalone photo paints a scenario and together they create a setting for a fuller story. Do these photos give you another idea for a story?”
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